Skype Event with Sara Paretsky (Internet Video Conference)

Jan 31 2012 7:00 pm

Join us for a first time event at Nicola's Books - we will be doing a Skype Event.  Sara Paretsky will join us via an Internet video conference.  We will have a screen and projector hooked to a laptop that will bring her to you to discuss her new V.I. Warshawski, Breakdown.

Since this is a first time event for us have patience with us.  Should you have any questions about an event like this please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sara Paretsky is the author of eighteen books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago. You can learn more about Sara at

Breakdown (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399157837
Availability: Special Order - Price and Availability Subject to Change
Published: Putnam Adult, 1/2012


Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying.

The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: The grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is one of the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the Illinois Democratic candidate for Senate.

For V. I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles for answers, she finds herself fighting enemies who are all too human.

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